plan-n; 4 Senses

Sense Number 1: an objective or goal

Commentary: PLAN[+state][+mental][+intention][+goal]
NOTE: refers to an intention or goal, without implying a specific strategy or policy to achieve it.
NOTE: refers to intentions of an agent/actor 'X's plans' 'John's plan'
NOTE: 'X has plans' means the same as 'X's plans' where X is agent/actor

Bill's father has plans to retire in another year. (he intends to do so)
We have no plans for the weekend.
Her plan to become a vegetarian dissolved at the sight of the juicy steak.
The playboy's plans did not include marrying any of the women he was dating.

PropBank: plan.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a strategy, proposed sequence of steps to attain a goal

Commentary: PLAN[+procedure][+strategy][+proposal][+for_attainment][+of_goal]
NOTE: refers to a set of specified steps and actions to accomplish a goal, not just the intention

They have come up with a peace plan that looks promising.
The candidate hired Phil to work out the master plan for his presidential campaign.
The sales team has drawn up a battle plan for going after those new accounts. (figurative)
Her mother's micro-managing of the wedding plans was driving everyone crazy.

PropBank: plan.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: a schematic, e.g., blueprint

Commentary: PLAN[+entity][+concrete][+artifact][+drawing][+schematic] a schematic, a diagram

The plans for City Hall were on file.
Have you seen the floor plan of our new house?
This plan appears not to be drawn to scale.
Several architectural plans are currently being reviewed for the proposed new library.

PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: a contract, often involving regular monetary contributions to some end

Commentary: PLAN[+artifact][+contract][+legal][+payment][+for_benefit]

Our company has a 401k plan but no pension plan.
The bank is restructuring their payment plan in order to avoid foreclosure.
They paid for the American plan at that resort because it includes a big breakfast.

PropBank: NM
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1a